Workers representation in decision-making areas
The absence of fishermen’s representation where the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is decided, is a vacuum with dire consequences for fishing. FLPS promotes fishermen’s presence in these consultative and decision-making fora to make sure that their focus and their vision is understood and taken into account by the public authorities.
In addition, given the social and economic importance of artisanal fisheries, this lack of representation violates the principle of equal opportunities in the face of more industrialised fleets which do have representation.
FLPS also promotes artisanal fishermen’s participation in environmental and development NGOs which are focused on the marine issue, so that these organisations know, in greater depth, the role of artisanal fisheries in socio-economic and environmental sustainability.